12 Best Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park for All Skill Levels

Rocky Mountain is one of the most popular U.S. National Parks—and it’s not hard to see why! With jaw-dropping mountainscapes, alpine lakes, and bucket list-worthy hikes, there’s something in this park for any kind of adventure lover. But with 355 miles of hiking trails, it can be hard to know where to spend your time if you only have a day here. Here’s 12 of the best hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, from trails that are perfect for beginners to some of the most challenging adventures in the park.

Kauai Itinerary: The Ultimate Guide for 7 Days or Less!

With its lush green mountains, stunning beaches, and abundant wildlife, Kauai is inarguably one of the most gorgeous Hawaiian Islands. While the Garden Isle is the smallest of the main islands in Hawaii, it still covers over 550 square miles—so if you have a short amount of time to explore this absolute paradise, it can be hard to know how (and where!) to spend your time. 

But not to worry—I’ve been lucky enough to explore this incredible island four times and have put together the perfect Kauai itinerary for exactly how you should spend your 7 days (or less!) on this little slice of heaven, including where to stay, how to get around, and what to expect along the way

Scout Lookout in Zion National Park: The Best Alternative to Angel’s Landing

Zion National Park has some iconic trails, including the harrowing Angel’s Landing, where you’ll hike along the narrow spine of a mountain whilst clinging to chains to prevent you from falling over 1,200 feet to the canyon floor below. If the thought of that makes your palms a bit too sweaty, not to fear—-there’s actually an awesome alternative, Scout Lookout, which takes you up to the same stunning viewpoint over the Zion Canyon that hikers completing Angel’s Landing climb to before continuing on their journey along the aforementioned sketchy ridgeline.  Here’s everything you need to know about hiking to Scout Lookout in Zion National Park, the best alternative to Angel’s Landing.

One Day in Yosemite National Park: Everything You Need to Know

There’s few places in the United States that inspire such awe as Yosemite National Park. With its granite monoliths, giant sequoias, and towering waterfalls, the park offers some of the most epic landscapes on the planet. 

But with over 1,100 square miles of wilderness to explore, it can be hard to know what to do if you have a short time in the park. We’ve visited the park several times and have crafted this guide detailing exactly how to spend one day in Yosemite National Park, from how to get around to the exact itinerary that you should follow.

Lake Haiyaha Trail: The Best Hidden Gem in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is known for its beautiful mountainscapes, sweeping pine tree forests, and colorful alpine lakes. And lucky for you, you can actually experience all of these elements on one of the most underrated hikes in the national park! Here’s everything you need to know about the Lake Haiyaha Trail, the best hidden gem in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Acatenango Hike: The Most Epic Trail in Guatemala

The Acatenango hike is inarguably one of the best treks in Guatemala—and arguably, the planet! On this incredible trail, you’ll hike up a 13,000 foot active volcano and watch the neighboring Fuego Volcano spew molten lava into the air every 15 to 20 minutes. And yes, it’s truly as insane as it sounds! 

It’s also not exactly a trail that you should just stroll up to and casually start climbing. Between the summit’s staggering elevation, the challenging terrain, and precarious weather conditions, there’s a LOT to know before hitting the old dusty trail and checking this awesome hike off your bucket list. So here’s everything you need to know about the Acatenango hike, the most epic trail in Guatemala.

Indian Nose Hike: The Best Hike in Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is known for its jaw-dropping natural beauty, with its deep blue waters that sit in a bowl of lush mountains and volcanoes. But if you want to see the most breathtaking views of the lake, head to the summit of Indian Nose, a mountain peak that towers at a whopping 9,393 feet tall and offers jaw-dropping views of the sprawling lake and the towns that dot its shores. Here’s everything you need to know about hiking to Indian Nose, the best hike in Lake Atitlan.

16 Best Beaches in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an outdoor lover’s dream come true, with impossibly green rainforests, steaming hot springs, and pristine beaches. In fact, Costa Rica boasts a whopping 800 miles of coastline, offering everything from miles and miles of soft white shores and rocky beaches in secluded coves to jet black volcanic sand, surrounded by lush jungle. But with so many options to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to go if you’re trying to plan a tropical getaway here. Regardless of what you’re looking for, we got you covered- here’s everything you need to know about the 16 best beaches in Costa Rica.

Visiting Hobbitenango in Guatemala: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re planning a trip to Guatemala, you may have stumbled upon Hobbitenango, a hobbit-themed eco-park that’s nestled high in the mountains outside the charming city of Antigua. But what exactly is Hobbitenango—and is it worth the visit? My husband, Justin, and I recently visited—and even stayed overnight at—this quirky attraction and are spilling the beans about everything you need to know about Hobbitenango, the most unique park in Guatemala. 

10 Best Places for Kayaking with Manatees in Florida

Florida is known for its abundant wildlife, but perhaps is most famous for its sea potato-y resident—the West Indian manatee. One of the best ways to observe manatees is by kayaking and observing these massive creatures glide under your boat, all while taking in Florida’s lush subtropical greenery surrounding you. Luckily, there’s tons of awesome spots in the state to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat, so here’s 10 of the best places for kayaking with manatees in Florida—and exactly how you can paddle with them.

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